As the Friends approached its 20th anniversary this year in October, it continues to be the part of its old fans lives who watched the first episode when it aired on 22nd September 1994 and continue to watch it till date, even after it aired the last episode 10 years ago on 5th November 2004. That’s the kind of impact Friends had in people’s lives. I was four years old when the first episode released but I still watch it and find it relevant two decades later. Friends is an important part of my daily life and It has been 10 years since I watched it first, and there seems to be no stopping to it since then. You feel like you are the 7th one living with 6 legendary people in that Monica’s apartment. There are many people like me who still follow the show religiously. They all want friends to re-unite and start all over gain but that seems to be a dream. I miss the friends song ‘I will be there for you’ played in the beginning of every episode. It leaves me nostalgic every time I end up watching the 10th season though I have done it many times. Well, while we all can cherish the Friends and those beautiful times and hope for friends reunion, I have gathered 20 fun facts on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Friends that you were not too close friends with Friends’ to know. Here, they go!
1. The frame hanging on Monica’s apartment door was not a frame as it seemed. It was a MIRROR that broke during the filming of one of the beginning episode. Producer liked the way it looked and kept it hanging for all the seasons.
2.Friends was far from being named Friends. Producers considered names for the show such as Insomnia Cafe, Friends Like Us, and Six of One. It was not until they hired the cast and realized that the name ‘Friends’ looked better.
3. You remember the Phoeby being pregnant? Well, it was not put by the producers. Phoeby was actually pregnant in real life and the Friends’ story was molded according to her pregnancy.
4. David Schwimmer was the first of the six actors to be cast. The reason was that the role of Ross was primarily written by keeping David Schwimmer in mind.